Overview

This tsunami educational and awareness resource has been developed by the Australian Government in partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, and is an initiative of the Australian Tsunami Warning System project. It aims to provide an overview of tsunami for lifeguards, surf lifesavers and other beach management personnel so they may better prepare for, assist in and respond to a tsunami event.

The resource is divided into two sections. The 'Introduction to Tsunami' section provides general information on the behaviour and causes of tsunami and also dispels some of the common myths. It covers the history of tsunami, both in Australia and worldwide, and provides detailed information on the Australian Tsunami Warning System. The 'Surf Life Saving Australia' section provides specific advice relating directly to Surf Life Saving employees and volunteers.

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Disclaimer. The purpose of this resource is to provide general information and advice. Following the procedures in this resource will not guarantee protection against the consequences of tsunami or their aftermath. In case of tsunami, you should follow instructions and advice from competent authorities. The Australian Government does not accept any legal liability or responsibility for loss, damage, injury or death arising from, or despite, the use of the information in this resource. Although all due care has been taken, this resource may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.

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